“Straight Talk on Risk Management,” a panel discussion scheduled for Oct. 3 at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, will give dealers and general managers insights and strategies into staying abreast and understanding the ever-changing regulations on businesses, particularly laws related to dealer financing.

Finance experts Glynn Cooper of Marine One Acceptance Corp. and Richard Lewis from Bank of the West, two leading industry lenders, will share the latest developments faced by dealership employees, with special attention to recent FTC investigations into motor vehicle financing.

Also on the panel, Rob Cohen, founder of Auto Advisory Services and senior automotive counsel in Arent Fox’s Automotive Industry Group, will point out common pitfalls, explain how to stay out of trouble in the first place and offer common sense solutions to risk management challenges faced by RV dealers.

Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs Brett Richardson will moderate the panel, which will offer participants a chance to ask questions of leading professionals in the field.

The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will be held Oct. 1-5 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

The 2012 convention will feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top suppliers offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. RVDA’s Partners in Progress Brand Committees will also meet to work on important dealer/manufacturer issues.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130 or send an e-mail to [email protected] To register and for more information on the Convention/Expo, visitwww.rvda.org.